Head of Programmes

CBM UK
£37,277 - £37,277
£37,277 (with possible annual increment rises).
Closing date: 29 April 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Oakington, Cambridgeshire (potential move to a central Cambridge location in 2019)
The Head of Programmes is a senior position within the Programmes Department and plays a pivotal role to ensure quality standards with the implementation of CBM UK Programmes.

The Head of Programmes will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Programme Managers and Officers.  The Head of Programmes is a senior position within the Programmes Department and plays a pivotal role to ensure quality standards with the implementation of CBM UK Programmes. It also provides effective support and encouragement to Programme Managers and Officers through leadership, policy development and good practice.

Based: Oakington, Cambridge (moving to a central Cambridge location in 2019/2020)

Reports to: Director of International Programmes

Direct Reports:

  • Programme Manager–East Africa and Asia (based in Edinburgh)
  • Programme Manager–Southern Africa (based in Edinburgh)
  • Programme Manager–West/Central Africa
  • Senior Programme Officers x 2
  • Programme Officer

Key criteria for success

    • Be working to clear and agreed strategic objectives and plans
    • Have contributed to the implementation of the Programme Strategy
    • Work with the Director of International Programmes to develop the strategic goals of CBM UK so that its mission is realised in practice and to develop long-term strategies for CBM UK programmes and projects
    • Have a sound understanding of disability issues and the CBM frameworks for Disability Inclusive Development
    • Maximize opportunities for learning and dissemination of examples of good practice within the CBM federation, the international disability and development sector in the UK
    • Be a confident user of CBM financial and project tracking systems.

Key responsibilities

1. Programme Management Oversight (60%)

Support Programme Managers and Officers to:

  • manage a portfolio of programmes in line with CBM strategy, structures and ways of working, ensuring that programmes are delivered in a high-quality, cost-effective and timely manner
  • identify poorly performing or high-risk projects that require additional monitoring or support
  • ensure monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of programmes and projects are rigorous and disability inclusive
  • ensure in-depth knowledge of the disability stakeholders in country alongside the policy architecture
  • ensure that organisational standards and policies on accountability, financial probity and management are implemented in the country programme offices, including responding to evaluations and audit recommendations
  • Drive the development of a flexible management information system to monitor strategic progress for individual programmes across the portfolio
  • Identify systems to improve within the Programmes Department, or organization as a whole, to enable high quality cost effective and efficient programme management, and successfully implement these.
  • Monitor the overall financial position of programme income and expenditure (including oversight of cost recovery, match-funding requirements on contracts and funding gaps in budgets)
  • Pro-actively identify potential media stories, case studies and compelling  evidence from the field for fundraising and advocacy purposes

2. Programme development and funding (25%)

Support the Programme Managers:

  • to identify opportunities for development of new or existing programmes and projects
  • to work with Country Offices to develop relationships with key donors in-country

Work with the Head of Programme Funding and Programme Managers:

  • in the development of high quality and successful funding applications to institutional donors in line with CBM regional and country strategies
  • to ensure high quality and timely narrative and financial reports are submitted to a range of donors in line with their requirements

Contribute to meeting the aims of the CBM UK programme funding strategy

Liaise with Fundraising and Communications team to provide programmatic information and input when require

3. Organisational representation (10%)

  • Represent CBM UK to external audiences including church groups, media, policy and decision makers.
  • Participate in relevant UK and international networks.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant INGO/NGOs, research and academic institutions.

4. Other (5%)

  • Liaise closely with the fundraising and communication teams to ensure relevant, appropriate knowledge is integrated across the departments
  • Support the development of relevant CBM Federation work streams.
  • In the event of a humanitarian crisis, support the development of CBM UK’s emergency response at short notice.
  • Carry out other duties as required by the Director of International Programmes and the CEO of CBMUK.
Region: East
Location: Oakington, Cambridgeshire (potential move to a central Cambridge location in 2019)
Sector: Management Monitoring, evaluation and learning Projects and programmes

Application notes

Interest should be submitted by application form and sent with an up to date CV to [email protected]

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.